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  • Every month a new song or something unreleased from GC mothership vault

    🛸

    i’ll keep the fam tuned in, it’s kinda pricey,
    Let’s see if it’s consistent

    But word of mouth when this reaches the funkateers. The possibilities of what you can get, it’s crazy to ponder

    From some of the greatest writers, vocalists, musicians, arrangers - they were all on the mothership

    what will the first month be? It’s just impossible to guess 😨

    here’s one of vault tracks released on Family Series many decades ago George & Junie “too tight for light”

    He didn’t have acccess like he does now to the master recordings. That series of vault compilations he was limited to what he owned

    Just imagine what he recorded in Detroit or Florida that he forgot about 😎

    @zoobooks @vicesvotive @aquilla

  • Feb 12

    WHAT.

    INNNNNNN.

  • Feb 12

    Thank you for tagging me, man.

  • HARD

  • I listen to Super Spirit everyday.

    IN

  • another one from the vault from family series

    simon says clap ya hands

  • George bush, George Clinton, bill clinton…. Chris Farley

  • Oh shiiiiit!

  • Feb 12
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    Just to give an idea how complicated this is.

    The funk mob is on over +100 labels with involved sessions. This is how many we are talking.

    So each label has to be contacted, if they want to pull something

    And then you go through a juggling act (god help us, only a few people can handle this) of contractual and paper work,

    No one has any idea how many songs , no one knows,

    Let’s focus on one place - United Sound in Detroit is where they all collaborated together for a big period of time. This one place, thousands & thousands of songs

    And the competition for being on a record was simple - you had to be able to stay in that room playing writing arranging rehearsing your ass off

    And maybe one day George would hear you and bring you in Parliament or Funkadelic if someone wanted to leave the group. Then you went through the grueling process of being able to keep up

    5 or 6 studio rooms going at once

    And this is how parliament-funkadelic-Bootsy Rubber Band brides-parlet - h**** horns thrived. For instance - H**** horns made their records in between live & studio sessions with George,

    But the SEA of recorded music was so vast, all they could do was stack with what wasn’t selected for projects.

    And this gives you an idea how insane we are talking

    The most astounding thing is , George was blessed with a photographic memory for sessions, you mention a track or he hears it and he will run down the personnel / session history/ it’s like a supernatural feat.

    Almost every day since 1967(leave out touring) , there has been a recording session.

    If you take one year, you have to cut that down to a month, you still have to pick out a day and say Feb 21st 1975

    Then someone has to listen to this tape and catalog it. You decide if it’s worth sharing and you decide with an advisory table.

  • babylon sherm

    Damn I might need this - AC did you by any chance purchase that Parliament Funkadelic reference guide? I was wondering if its worth the $50

    https://www.amazon.com/Authorized-P-Funk-Song-Reference-Parliament-Funkadelic/dp/1538183420/ref=asc_df_1538183420/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=658715252124&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9705258570847145748&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9058761&hvtargid=pla-2018246933667&psc=1&mcid=5ad71817f8a632bcaff5c8011d1bdec4

    I did, I liked it but the stories of the sessions were left out due to not having any room. It’s just sessions listings. Which left me in a quandary- who is going to want this if it’s just session listings of released material? It’s difficult to pass that to someone and say, read this!

    If there’s no story, I keep it for a reference on my shelf for research,. But honestly 50 dollars for a reference book is a tough sale if they want history & insights about the music that was written recorded & performed.

    I think author needs to release audio version including all the phone interviews he did with everybody in an edited form. That to me is vital because he talked to so many musicians while they were alive.

    Again that’s my personal take on the book

  • AudioConsulting

    Just to give an idea how complicated this is.

    The funk mob is on over +100 labels with involved sessions. This is how many we are talking.

    So each label has to be contacted, if they want to pull something

    And then you go through a juggling act (god help us, only a few people can handle this) of contractual and paper work,

    No one has any idea how many songs , no one knows,

    Let’s focus on one place - United Sound in Detroit is where they all collaborated together for a big period of time. This one place, thousands & thousands of songs

    And the competition for being on a record was simple - you had to be able to stay in that room playing writing arranging rehearsing your ass off

    And maybe one day George would hear you and bring you in Parliament or Funkadelic if someone wanted to leave the group. Then you went through the grueling process of being able to keep up

    5 or 6 studio rooms going at once

    And this is how parliament-funkadelic-Bootsy Rubber Band brides-parlet - h**** horns thrived. For instance - H**** horns made their records in between live & studio sessions with George,

    But the SEA of recorded music was so vast, all they could do was stack with what wasn’t selected for projects.

    And this gives you an idea how insane we are talking

    The most astounding thing is , George was blessed with a photographic memory for sessions, you mention a track or he hears it and he will run down the personnel / session history/ it’s like a supernatural feat.

    Almost every day since 1967(leave out touring) , there has been a recording session.

    If you take one year, you have to cut that down to a month, you still have to pick out a day and say Feb 21st 1975

    Then someone has to listen to this tape and catalog it. You decide if it’s worth sharing and you decide with an advisory table.

    sounds like fun to me lmao

  • Dope. This is essentially Prince's NPG Music Club for the 2020s.

  • Damn @op

    So much history being discovered

  • Feb 24
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    it’s close,ladies n gentlemen

    a new video is up on george clinton’s ig
    it’s about 1 minute.

    patreon.com/GEORGECLINTONPFUNK/posts

    he says there’s a lot in the vault he wants to share with the fans

    they talk about this unreleased project “last time zone “ (george says he put a bit on how late before you’re & shake the gate) and george says there is so much stuff he wants to share it - might be more than one track a month 😨

    the date is locked at march 1st

    now for people who want a little more in depth


    danny bedrosian (musical director main keyboardist & p-funk archivist historian ) tells a little more what to expect on the pfunk forums section

    i’ll just paste the responses to the fans

    “have to say that The Last Time Zone, especially heard in its entirety, upon first hearing it (back in 2000) was my favorite P-Funk album since Electric Spanking

    The only ones that actually came out were:
    +on how late…
    ^on shake the gate

    +The title track- Last time zone
    +Bounce to this (changed and reworked)
    +Never ending love
    +Viagra
    +Gypsy Woman
    ^Yesterdejavu
    ^Snot & Booger (drastically changed)

    The other 5-7 tracks were awesome and never heard. Even the ones that came out were changed so much they dont sound like the originals. The only ones we heard in a somewhat original format that were released were the title track, yesterdejavu, and never ending love.

    Btw in my opinion Never ending love is as good the best P-funk tracks from the 1970s. And there are at least 6 other songs from that album that have that quality imho

    And unlike the unreleased stuff from the 60s-80’s, and even the newest unreleased stuff, the “Mammoth” stuff was finished. Produced with complete storylines, arrangements, production etc
    Thats why a lot of that stuff is worth hearing. It is a complete musical experience”

    question -

    “From the link (bolded emphasis is mine):
    You will receive EITHER an unreleased song and/or version excursion which has not yet seen the light of day, OR a video exclusive, viewed first by you: the P-Funk Patrons!
    .
    I interpret that to mean it may not always be an unreleased song. It might be a “video exclusive” instead of a song. Am I interpreting that correctly”

    danny’s response -

    “For the time being it will an unreleased song each month. That other thing about video exclusives are for further in the future if we do any special podcasts or vids, but that type of content may end up being just a bonus”

    question-

    “Danny, I have another question (or two) on a somewhat related note. Do you know how many unreleased songs from the 70s and/or 80s are left in the vault? Has it all been released, or is it less than 50 songs, more than 50 songs? If there’s anything left, are there any plans to release it anytime soon?”

    response -

    “More than 50 thats for damn sure. Untold amount. Not enough time in a lifetime to plan all the releases for all the unreleased material”

    there you have it @Prince @TuxedoMask @Vox @Aquilla
    @Allen_Iverson @hardieone @sentient_sherm_bag

    There’s GC the only with the key to the vault and danny’s knowledge ⬆️ gives you an idea of what to expect😳

  • @headieone @LegendShkreli @blue_42_ @HighMay

    post above you ⬆️ more info just dropped this week 😎

  • it’s less than a week until we see what GC is going to start with.😳

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    i’m in it

  • itsYoungAR

    i’m in it

    Danny is a veteran of the mothership

    he’s the longest who held the keyboard chair down - that’s a fact.

    Even if you take away the 2 years of mentorship & boot camp in the organization.

    he got the co-signs from all the previous keyboard alumni

    He stays busy , he has over 40 projects to his name outside his p-funk work

    i think he’s the only who has his own solo spotlight at shows where he sings & plays a medley of obscure parliament - funkadelic songs on piano

    the fact he knows america eats it’s young lp is proof positive he’s a real one

    i didn’t know anything about Bedrosian until a few years ago. But he paid his dues to be in that room with George

    Easily one of the greatest studio & live musicians in the industry rn

    In college he would be writing in his notepad the sessions of all the musicians & singers putting together the references - he was already archiving

    That’s why i’m excited wehave the right person for this vault expedition 😎

  • few more days

    brief recap -

    George Clinton has realized he has too much music he has been hoarding in the vaults for over 5 decades. With the help of a musician in the band they are curating a monthly
    track drop. The guy working with George is not only an intelligent music scholar, he has played with George Clinton & Allstars for over 20 years on keyboards. He is overseeeing releasing the music that George feels the fans should hear

    To put it in perspective - we will all be dead before they get to 5% of what’s in there

    it’s like that goblin bank vaults in harry potter

    that’s how much , fam. it really is one of the most prized vaults in music.

    get ready, March 1st

  • one more day